Whatever yields to temptation

ANDREW ACCIARO calls himself a Natural Poet and in the tradition of Shelley a Romantic in that he believes Poetry is an act of unrequited love.  A lifelong Autodidact whose best credentials are held by the Muse...he as a Book seller manages The Bruised Apple Book Shop in Peekskill N.Y. Andrew has hosted and attended Open Mic scenes since their inception and has read his poetry at venues as diverse as The Cornelia Street Café, The Hudson Valley Museum for Contemporary Art, and other public and private spaces and galleries including the BeanRunner Café. He toured briefly with the musical and literary performing troupe called The Panic Buttons, He was a founding member of South Street Poets and of PRP (Poets Read Poetry) and continues to participate in numerous local events and Cafe Salons many organized by Artists Marcy Freedman and Carla Rae Johnson. Andrew is particularly honored that his friend Ilse Schriber-Noll, Artist and Anti-war activist, chose one of his poems as inspiration for her art. She has created an illustrated limited special edition book from his poem. The Poem and Book were sent to and appreciated by the late Major Poet Galway Kinnel who in a generous note returned that he loved its Blakean Fire.